On 23 July 2009, the Secretary of State for Transport confirmed the Victoria Station Upgrade Transport and Works Act Order following a public inquiry which commenced in October 2008 and concluded in January 2009. The associated listed building consent applications were also granted. The £500 million proposals would provide major improvements for the Underground at Victoria.
Andrew Tait QC and James Neill promoted the Order for LUL, instructed by Bircham Dyson Bell. Robin Purchas QC and Saira Kabir Sheikh appeared for Land Securities, the major landowner, instructed by Berwin Leighton Paisner.